The Fresno Center for Nonviolence (FCNV) has received a donation made in memory of Kathryn Stephens to again provide mini-grants to several youth groups to work on projects that “makes it better.” Grants of up to $150 will be made available for activities that have a constructive impact on the recipients’ immediate environment/community. Projects can be educational, artistic or cosmetic; past examples include cleanup activities, holding a community workshop, preparing cultural performances, and creating a book or a film.
The Peace Challenge is open to groups of three or more youth with an adult adviser. The application process involves a) contacting the FCNV to arrange an orientation and b) submitting a simple application form that will ask for the project description, budget, intended community impact and evaluation process.
Participants in the Peace Challenge will be invited to a concluding conference to share their experiences with the other groups. Groups successfully completing their projects will be eligible for cash bonuses of up to $50.
For more information, contact Richard Stone at 559-237-3223 or 559-266-2559. Applications for the fall 2011 Peace Challenge must be received by September 15. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.